2017 First Edition Literary Gala



The First Edition Literary Gala is always a memorable evening packed with literary luminaries, dignitaries, and cultural arts supporters, and it helps the Texas Book Festival make an impact in communities across Texas. Proceeds from the Gala allow us to keep the Festival Weekend free for everyone! You also fund our Reading Rock Stars Literacy Program, which provides author visits and book donations to children in low-income schools, our Texas Public Library Grants, issued each spring to selected libraries across the state, and literary programming throughout the year.

Walter IsaacsonMin Jin LeeAttica Locke and Kevin Young will join us for a night of excellent literary programming to kick off our Festival Weekend. The 2017 Gala will be emceed by Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor and author at Texas Monthly.

Sponsorship levels are listed below. Individual tickets are $500. Invitation is available here.

Tickets to the 2017 First Edition Literary Gala are now SOLD OUT. Please join us next year!

Thank you for your support!

Please contact Claire Burrows at claire@texasbookfestival.org or 512-477-4055 with any questions. Interested in donating to the silent auction? Click here for more information.